Good news – blood counts rapidly improving, generally feel well, just the diarrhea to get under control. Looks very promising to go home next week.  That would be the best thing to speed up recovery – being surrounded by my loving family.



Been a bit quiet on the blog side. hit the low point treatment wise – temperature spikes, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dry sore mouth and lips. All reassuringly normal for this stage of the programme though. Various samples have shown no infection, so its just the chemo causing it.

Now I am feeling just a fraction more human, my appetite is slowly returning which is good. All I am waiting for is the blood counts to improve and we’re on the home straight 🙂


Had a surprise visit from Emma – oh boy did it make me happy. Hadn’t realised just how low I was heading, particularly with the infection, but spirits lifted and ready to do battle again. I love that woman so much its impossible to describe. Thanks also to her mum who had the kids so Emma could travel. I wouldn’t have been able to see the kids, given the infection, and they would have been upset traveling all that way just to go home again.

Now, as I get ready for bed, my temp has spiked again to 38 degrees, so back onto antibiotics for the night. Shame as my temp had stabilised and I felt so well earlier.

I’ve had platelets again today, along with red cells. Started GCSF injections to help my body rebuild its own defences.

Sunday evening

Enjoyed a visit from my wonderful, beautiful Emma today. Really lifted me. Very proud of her, much love, really missing her and the children.

Had a post-visit power nap, then supper and PICC line dressing change.

Skype call with the kids very enjoyable, perfect way to round off the day.

Chemo again later, then sleep.